Immigrant Mother Uses BHRS Program to Change Her Life and Help Community
When Maria Cuellar became a BHRS Health Ambassador in 2016, she made a commitment to reconcile her past – and she did. She tells what it was like to reunite with her two daughters 26 years after making the painful decision to leave them behind in her native country, El Salvador.
“I hugged them with all my heart and we spent hours talking. One of my daughters has a bachelor’s degree in language and the other became a doctor this year,” she said.
Cuellar says all the BHRS Health Ambassador Program (HAP) trainings she participated in helped her become a better parent while raising her other two children here in the U.S.
She is one of nearly 30 people who have graduated since the program’s inception in 2014.
Health Ambassadors help link individuals to care by spreading awareness about BHRS resources and services and in turn helps BHRS better understand the community’s needs.
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